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Beyond Candidates: 2018 Ballot Measures

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Utah voters have some important decisions to make this November. From medical marijuana, to Medicaid expansion and a referendum on gerrymandering, it’s a lot to consider. A panel of journalists joins us to discuss what’s at stake.

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Utah voters have some important decisions to make in the upcoming midterm election. There’s the vote on medical marijuana, and one on a tax increase to fund Medicaid expansion. There’s a ballot proposition that would change how we draw the lines of our voting districts, and there’s a “question,” just a question, about raising the gas tax to help pay for education. It’s a lot to consider, and a panel of local journalists will join us to discuss what’s at stake this November.


  • Julia Ritchey is managing editor for KUER News.
  • Nicole Nixon is a reporter in the KUER newsroom covering state politics.
  • Ben Wood is a reporter at the Salt Lake Tribune covering politics and edcuation.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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